Former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Shaun Abrahams has confirmed that he is the author of the letter former president Jacob Zuma’s lawyers will on Friday morning fight to have admitted as evidence in his permanent stay of prosecution application. Zuma’s lawyers believe the March 22 2018 letter from Abrahams to then acting head of the Hawks Yolisa Matakata shows that Abrahams was concerned about potential undue political interference in the case against Zuma and French arms company Thales.  Abrahams this morning confirmed he  “did write the letter”. “But I am unable to comment any further,” he said, referring all queries to the NPA and the Hawks.  While judge Bhekisisa Mnguni on Thursday urged the state and defence to “find each other” over the status of the letter, it appears that the state is standing firm that Zuma’s lawyers must formally apply for it to be admitted into evidence.  It is understood that Abrahams asks the Hawks in the letter to “urgently” conduct fur...

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